Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Rory Power’s Wilder Girls (+INTL Giveaway!)

I lied yesterday. Writer Wednesday is the second constant in my life, and I've been working on this specific post for months and I'm just SO READY FOR IT TO BE HERE. Have I been vague-tweeting about this for a while? Yes. Do you finally get to read it? YES. Today's Writer Wednesday post features … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Rory Power’s Wilder Girls (+INTL Giveaway!)

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Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

I’ve been Procrastinating™ this badly, but IT’S TIME TO SCREAM, Y’ALL. Not only is this book a wonderful addition to YA mystery/thriller/horror (see, screams above) but it’s also just so damn good? Like, this book sent me to my grave, so I could become a ghost and hang out with Lexi. SO GOOD. From angry … Continue reading Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Emma Berquist on Missing, Presumed Dead (+INTL Giveaway!)

I've been busy with graduation & family in town, but I'd be super remiss if I didn't shout out this incredible book! The first thing I did when I had free time was write this post, and for good reason! Even if I don't have my review up, Missing, Presumed Dead is amazing. I finished … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Emma Berquist on Missing, Presumed Dead (+INTL Giveaway!)

Interview with Emily A. Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints

Today I'm sharing an interview with Emily herself about her bloodthirsty yet elegant debut, Wicked Saints! I admit that when I first heard about Wicked Saints, I got really really excited. And then I squished all that excitement and locked it into a box, because I was scared of the hype giving me too high … Continue reading Interview with Emily A. Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn: A Contemporary Romance Touching on the Dark Side of Country Music

4.5 stars Annie Malthas craves performing, but she doesn’t want everything else that comes with it—especially after the everything else killed her country music star parents. However, Clay Coolidge needs Annie to come on tour with him per the request of his label after he messes up one too many times. Annie reluctantly agrees to … Continue reading You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn: A Contemporary Romance Touching on the Dark Side of Country Music

Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

You're probably thinking: "Vicky, honey, you know that today is Friday, right?" And it may be Friday in the US, but it's *basically* Wednesday in the UK. Because UK books come out on Thursday and US ones come out on Tuesday. Likewise, Writer Wednesday happens on the day after pub day in that country--so in … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

4 stars Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town … Continue reading Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

Murder? No Biggie!: The Desensitization of Murder in Young Adult Literature

Death. Destruction. MURDER. It's all just a day's work...right? WRONG. Murder & violence in young adult fiction is something that's becoming increasingly more common (especially as characters in books become more and more mature yet remain the same age--another post on this next month), but it seems to shock readers less and less. Yet, as … Continue reading Murder? No Biggie!: The Desensitization of Murder in Young Adult Literature

The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie (DRC): On the Intersection of Science Fiction and Fantasy

3.5 stars Three teens defy all odds by living past the day they were supposed to die. Franny, Court, and Mykal must flee the planet in order to survive, or else the people who know their secret will continue to hunt them down for the rest of their lives. But to do so, all three … Continue reading The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie (DRC): On the Intersection of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (ARC): Letting the Bird Lead the Way

4.5 stars Leigh Chen Sanders is certain her mother turned into a bird after committing suicide. Leigh travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time, trying to find her mother in the form of a giant red bird, uncovering family secrets, and forging a relationship with her grandparents, all while aware … Continue reading The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (ARC): Letting the Bird Lead the Way